Linda Hurcombe

Linda Hurcombe
University of Exeter | UoE · Department of Archaeology

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A preserved braid was found in an Early Bronze Age cist burial on Whitehorse Hill, Dartmoor. The incomplete (but probably nearly complete) remains of a braided band made of hair adorned with metal studs were initially spotted during preliminary inspection of the cist’s contents. A fragment around 185mm long, curved back on itself and forming an une...
Conference Paper
In this paper we propose a novel interaction technique that creates the illusion of tactile exploration of museum artefacts which are otherwise impossible to touch. The technique meets the contextual necessity, often requested by museum curators, to background technology and to direct the focus of the museum visitor’s experience to the artefact its...
Article
This paper reports on the construction of a full-scale Bronze Age-type sewn-plank boat based on the Ferriby boats. The boat, which was named Morgawr, was constructed in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth, England, during 2012 and the first months of 2013, as part of a larger exhibition in the museum. This paper provides the backgroun...
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A long cropmark enclosure at Springfield, Essex, interpreted as a Neolithic cursus, was investigated betwee 1979-85 to confirm its date and establish a site sequence. The enclosure was c. 690 m long and 37-49 m wide the ditch being uninterrupted in all areas examined, features within the interior at the eastern end included a incomplete ring of sub...
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The value and diversity of experimental archaeology as a research tool are explored with reference to organic material culture, also termed ‘perishables’. Ethnographic and contemporary data clearly show that the majority of all material culture is composed of materials which do not survive well in temperate conditions. Perishable material culture i...
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Objects are a key aspect of archaeological evidence and theories about them should contribute to interdisciplinary debates on materiality and material culture. Despite the primacy of this evidence there is considerable scope for further debate about the role of materials in concepts of materiality and the social construction of sensory perception....
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Specialized production activities termed ‘crafts’ have often been linked to archaeological discussions of social organization and status. With each shift in archaeological paradigms the study of crafts and products has changed emphasis. Research has now moved beyond the technical detail to consider the social contexts of production; the production-...
Book
Material culture is not a subject which has to date attracted much attention from historians, whose usual source material is the written word. This volume shows just how illuminating the study of artifacts, and documentation concerning the acquisition and meaning of artifacts can be for the study of history in any period. Ranging from the use of cl...
Book
Focusing primarily on visual forms of representation, but also including material on literary representation, this volume brings together studies as apparently disparate as the iconography of power in Mediterranean prehistory and clothing and cultural meaning in the First and Second World Wars. What draws these chapters together is the common focus...
Article
The paper presented by Newcomer et al. (1986) is commended for its aims and some of its criticisms of use-wear analysis but there are methodological misconceptions which undermine the conclusions of the article. As the problem arises from a lack of explicitness in microwear analysis, some discussion of both problems in interpretation and observatio...

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